Boy In The Shadows is a rock project from Sweden, that consists of Andreas Ericsson, who writes, performs, produces and records his music all by himself in his home studio. The music can be described as melancholic rock, inspired by bands like R.E.M., The Mission, H.I.M., Paradise Lost, Nightwish, Live, U2, Radiohead, David Bowie and Roxette.
Between 2006-2009, Andreas Ericsson released 30 songs on a Swedish digital label. All the songs were released under his own name. But that changed in 2012, when Andreas decided to release music without a lable and under a different name: Boy In The Shadows. In December that year, he recorded the song, Grey Morning, which was released digitally on January 9, 2013.
On February 13, 2013, the first Boy In The Shadows album, The Awakening, was released. The album was recorded between 2008 and 2013.
The second album, Horizons, was released on May 11, 2013, and recorded between 2012 and 2013. Apart from the vocals, all the instruments were recorded on an iPad 2.
Boy In The Shadows released his third album, A Day Before Tomorrow, on July 11, 2013. It was recorded between 2010 and 2013. Compare to the previous records, A Day Before Tomorrow was more electric guitar driven. The album contained the popular song, Not Enough.
In July, 2013, Andreas started writing new songs for the fourth Boy In The Shadows album. On October 23, Soul In Ruins, was released. It was an acoustic album with orchestral elements. The songs were recorded in GarageBand on an iPad 2 and an iMac.
On February 7, 2014, Boy In The Shadows released the single, Overcome.
On May 2, 2014, the EP, Not Worth Anything, was released.
The song, The Flow, was released on October 15, 2014. It was the first single from the fifth full-length album, Cold Black Storms.
On November 21, 2014, White Mountains, Black Roads, was released. It was the second single from Cold Black Storms.
On January 28, 2015, the fifth full-length album, Cold Black Storms, was released.
I Was Never Made For This World, was released on February 1, 2016. It was the first single from the sixth full-length album, End In Tears.
On February 24, 2016, Impossible Love, was released. It was the second single from End In Tears.
The third single from End In Tears, Goodbye, was released on March 16, 2016.
The sixth full-length album, End In Tears, was released worldwide on April 6, 2016.